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Websites report visits from an unknown iPhone model running iOS 7

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Websites report visits from an unknown iPhone model running iOS 7
Some websites and app developers have reported some interesting sightings of a previously unknown iPhone model in their traffic logs. What's more, it is indicated that this new iPhone is running the new iOS 7 platform.

Now, before you note that such info can be easily faked, if you know how to do it, let us say that the visits are coming from an IP address found in Apple HQ. It looks like Cupertino is indeed testing the new iPhone hardware and software. Unfortunately, no additional details can be extracted from these logs, but most sources seem to agree that this iPhone model, being designated iPhone6,1, is most probably the iPhone 5S, or simply the next iPhone. The bad news here is that if Apple was working on other iPhone models, as it has been rumored multiple times, they, too, would have probably been spotted within those logs. That makes us think that Apple is once again going to introduce just one new iPhone.

This year's edition of the Apple iPhone is much-anticipated, because the company is expected to completely overhaul its iOS operating system, which hasn't seen a major UI refresh since its launch in 2007. Last October, former iOS chief, Scott Forstall, was removed from his position and replaced by Jonathan Ive, who now happens to be in charge of both hardware and software design. There's a chance that we may get our first glimpse at the new iOS software sometime in June, during the Worldwide Developer Conference.

source: Electronista

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posted on 16 Apr 2013, 02:35 2

1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


oho.. what could it be? hmm

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 02:57 4

2. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think there is no room for ui change in ios..either they have completely redesign it or stick with the same old one..

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 03:01

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Even if they redesign, people will still buy that expensive mobile..

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 05:22 3

9. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Even if samsung still uses plastic, people will still buy that expensive mobile...

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 03:04 1

4. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 181; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


My brother claims that keeping the UI the same is a mayor plus for Apple's iPhone.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 12:31 1

11. ankitp (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


your brother is wrong :P

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 03:22

5. shuji_kiritani (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


probably just a prototype version

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 03:24

6. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


If Apple were going to move the home button a little to the right, people would line up for blocks. Apple's slogan should be "We provide technology to the Easily Impressed".

I hope they do something big. But, my prediction: something small (like better res. and camera), regardless, they will draw the big crowds and the iPhone 5 will drop to between $50 and $100. I know that is a crazy prediction of the future, but I am going to stick with it.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 03:43 2

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


If the iOS 7 will end up as a totally new and fresh experience(as in, No Android JB features rip off) then I might switch to the iPhone :-)

J/k.....I'm sure Apple will rip off Android

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 04:07 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10056; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bring it on, looking forward to seeing what it might be.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 06:22

10. vincelongman (Posts: 929; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Apple should add widgets like on Action Launcher Pro, I haven't actually used it (I don't have a Android yet) but in the video it looks like a good way to add widgets without causing more need for much more processor. Its icons except when you swipe down, it shows the widget.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrislacy.actionlauncher.pro&hl=en

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